Historic UN Declaration (A/HRC/17/L.9/Rev.1)

UN Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity:
Expressing grave concern at acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity

  1. Requests the High Commissioner to commission a study to be finalised by December 2011, to document discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, in all regions of the world, and how international human rights law can be used to end violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity(…)”

UN backs gay rights for first time ever
AP
Preview: “The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender people for the first time ever Friday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the U.S. and other backers and decried by some African and Muslim countries.”Related:

“‘All over the world, people face human rights abuses and violations because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, including torture, rape, criminal sanctions, and killing,’ US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement issued in Washington.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton – 8 hours ago – (Reuters Blogs)

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